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03 Aug 2015 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Monday 8/3/2015 - 16:15 GMT

by Fawaz al-Haidari

After four months of heavy fighting, help has finally started to trickle in to Yemen's devastated city of Aden, but aid workers say it is not nearly enough.

The conflict between Shiite Huthi rebels and pro-government forces has left up to 4,000 dead since March, 80 percent of the population in need of aid and more than 10 million people struggling to obtain food and water, according to the United Nations.

03 Aug 2015 description

July 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia

August 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Turkey, Yemen

-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan

03 Aug 2015 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Monday 8/3/2015 - 16:47 by Fawaz al-Haidari

Loyalist forces began a major offensive Monday aimed at retaking Yemen's largest airbase which is held by rebels, as troops from the Saudi-led coalition entered recaptured second city Aden.

The pro-government troops deployed heavy armour supplied by their backers in the assault on Al-Anad base, some 60 kilometres (35 miles) north of Aden, military sources said.

"The battle to retake Al-Anad base has begun," a military source told AFP.

03 Aug 2015 description

Djibouti, Djibouti | AFP | lundi 03/08/2015 - 11:25 GMT

Djibouti demande l’aide de la communauté internationale après l’arrivée par la mer de plusieurs centaines de réfugiés yéménites ces derniers jours, a t-on appris auprès de la présidence djiboutienne.

03 Aug 2015 description

Djibouti, Djibouti | Monday 8/3/2015 - 11:51 GMT

Djibouti appealed Monday for aid after ​​hundreds of Yemeni refugees fleeing civil war arrived in the Horn of African nation, adding to thousands already being supported.

"The refugees arriving have lost everything," said presidential spokesman Naguib Ali Taher, adding they needed shelter as well as medical care, including psychological support.

Djibouti, a tiny nation of over 800,000 people, is a haven for Yemeni refugees fleeing the air strikes that have devastated their country.

03 Aug 2015 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

02 Aug 2015 description

Crisis levels of food insecurity to continue in the southeast and Obock through December 2015

KEY MESSAGES

  • Crisis (IPC Phase 3) levels of acute food insecurity are anticipated to persist through December poor households in the Southeastern Pastoral and Obock pastoral areas, as the lean season intensifies, following a succession of two poor productive seasons that have weakened household productive capacities.

01 Aug 2015 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Saturday 8/1/2015 - 12:07 GMT

by Fawaz al-Haidari

Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah flew into the devastated port of Aden from Saudi exile Saturday, two weeks after loyalist forces ousted Shiite rebels from the city, an airport source said.

He was followed by several more officials, whose task will be to restore normality and public services to a city battered by four months of ferocious combat.

01 Aug 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was adequate in June with supplies from 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Regionally-produced staple food prices increased seasonally, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by conflict in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring areas, the CAR, and northern Mali.

01 Aug 2015 description

August 1, 2015 is the 5th anniversary of the entry into force of the Oslo Convention banning the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions. Despite the clear success of the convention, which 117 countries have signed, cluster munitions were still being used in conflicts in 2015.

31 Jul 2015 description
report Peace Direct

July 31 2015: The conflict in Yemen is affecting a staggering number of people, and the country's basic infrastructure is facing total destruction. With every passing day, more problems are being created for the future, says Ahmed Al-Yemeni.

31 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Maghreb & Middle East

Yemen crisis

Since the scale up of the conflict in March, nearly 25,000 additional people are going hungry each day in Yemen as the blockade and fighting restrict food, fuel and other vital supplies. One in two people – nearly 13 million people – are now struggling to find enough to eat, and half of them are on the brink of starvation.

31 Jul 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Khaled Abdullah

SANAA, July 31 (Reuters) - Born just before the outbreak of Yemen's devastating war, Ali Mohammed al-Tawaari may well not survive it.

Damaged by a lack of skilled medical care at a critical moment in his early weeks, the six-month-old infant struggles for life in a hospital in the bomb-damaged capital Sanaa.

Read the full article on Reuters

31 Jul 2015 description

Situation Overview

  • A five-day ceasefire started on Sunday 26 July, however,as of 30 July violations of the ceasefire have been reported across the country.

  • To take advantage of the ceasefire, the Logistics Cluster is planning to move individual trucks for inter-agency cargo within Yemen. Updated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to request individual trucks movementwill be shared on the Yemen operations page.

31 Jul 2015 description

BAHRAIN, 29 July 2015 — The Bahrain Red Crescent Society met with UNHCR Regional Refugee Coordinator for the Yemen Situation, Ms. Claire Bourgeois to discuss coordinated cooperation to deliver assistance to populations that are affected by the crisis in Yemen.

They include Yemeni citizens in Yemen as well as Yemeni refugees in Somalia and Djibouti in addition to Somalis, Djiboutians and Sudanese nationals who have returned from Yemen to their countries and are experiencing difficult circumstances.

31 Jul 2015 description

USAID food will feed more than one million people
For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the arrival of enough wheat to feed more than one million people for two months in Yemen this morning. The wheat shipment from USAID totals 35,800 tons and is valued at approximately $21 million. It will support the emergency food assistance efforts of the UN World Food Program (WFP).

31 Jul 2015 description

Description: In 2014, significant flows of migration to, through and from the Middle East and North Africa continued unabated. Ongoing conflict, economic stagnation, and political turmoil were main drivers of migration, though motives for movement remain complex. Irregular migration – especially for vulnerable or under-protected people such as unaccompanied minors, women and sexual minorities – exposed migrants to an array of risks as they attempted to attain physical safety and economic stability.